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Genealogy newsgroups follow the Usenet "hierarchy" system, with the bulk residing in the soc.genealogy.* and alt.family-name.* groups (the asterisks indicate a topic, such as soc.genealogy.computing or alt.family-name.jones). When I last looked (early January 1998) there were over 150 genealogy newsgroups, most of which where in the alt.family-names.* hierarchy.

The following is a partial list of newsgroups available. Please note that your ISP may not carry all of these newsgroups! If you see a newsgroup that your ISP does not carry, ask if they will provide it.

  • alt.culture.cajun
  • alt.family-names.* (at last count, 114 surname-specific newsgroups)
  • alt.genealogy
  • fido.eur.genealogy
  • fido.ger.genealogy
  • pnet.rec.genealogy.announce
  • pnet.rec.genealogy.talk
  • soc.genealogy.african (Moderated)
  • soc.genealogy.australia+nz
  • soc.genealogy.benelux
  • soc.genealogy.britain
  • soc.genealogy.computing
  • soc.genealogy.french
  • soc.genealogy.german
  • soc.genealogy.hispanic
  • soc.genealogy.ireland
  • soc.genealogy.italian
  • soc.genealogy.jewish (Moderated)
  • soc.genealogy.marketplace
  • soc.genealogy.medieval
  • soc.genealogy.methods (Moderated)
  • soc.genealogy.misc
  • soc.genealogy.nordic
  • soc.genealogy.slavic
  • soc.genealogy.surnames.britain (Moderated)
  • soc.genealogy.surnames.canada (Moderated)
  • soc.genealogy.surnames.german (Moderated)
  • soc.genealogy.surnames.global (Moderated)
  • soc.genealogy.surnames.ireland (Moderated)
  • soc.genealogy.surnames.misc (Moderated)
  • soc.genealogy.surnames.usa (Moderated)
  • soc.genealogy.west-indies

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